Regular diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning and inspection is essential to ensure Euro 6 and ULEZ compliance. To help operators meet this challenge, Imperial Engineering has established a partnership with Ceramex, a world leading provider of DPF cleaning services.
Ceramex DPF Cleaning
By utilising its patented and OEM approved Xpurge technology in a chemical and oven-free process, Ceramex offers the highest possible cleaning success rate to ensure vehicles remain Euro 6 compliant. Compared to conventional DPF cleaning methods, which only tend to remove soot deposits, Xpurge also removes residual ash deposits to ensure a fully cleaned DPF that’s effectively as good as new.
Removal of both soot and ash deposits makes a fundamental difference in terms of performance, enabling longer service intervals for DPF cleans, fewer failures due to hard ash deposits and less expensive DPF replacements. DPFs cleaned using Xpurge technology also ensure optimum fuel consumption as conventionally cleaned DPFs where residual ash deposits are still present can result in a vehicle consuming up to seven percent more fuel and significantly increased running costs.
Ceramex uses a range of inspection technologies to ensure that the cleaned DPF will perform as well as when it was new, and that Euro 6 compliance is maintained. Ceramex’s most comprehensive test method is the Veritex inspection system. This patented process uses transmitted light to investigate the internal condition of the DPF after cleaning and can identify any remaining blockages in the filter, as well as holes, cracks and other forms of damage to the unit.
Working in partnership with Ceramex, Imperial Engineering offers an exchange-based DPF cleaning service which is designed to help PSV operators within the M25 region minimise vehicle downtime and keep their fleets compliant with emissions regulations.